Sycamore, IL, USA
My husband, Ray, had a stroke in Dec. and 2 re-occurrances in January. During his hospital stays, his malfunctioning aortic valve was discovered. An angiogram in May showed he also needed a double by-pass.
June 15th, the valve replacement and double by-pass were done. He had a terrible time in ICU, nurses were on a constant run, but he didn't respond as expected, so an exploratory surgery was done June 17th, removing blood clots from his chest. Then he began improving. Discharged today, he was transferred to a local nursing home for rehab, but he's very weak and tired. His vein harvesting wounds are showing signs of infection and he's not breathing as well as he should be. Last night he was kept in the hospital after almost being discharged, because his heart was out of rhythm.
Once he's on the mend from this, we have to tell him there's an aneurysm in his abdomen that needs to be fixed, too.
Any prayer or thoughts for his well being would be greatly appreciated.
Also, Randy, our oldest son drove here (Illinois) alone (from Sacramento, CA) to help us through this. I pray for his safe return drive beginning the 30th.
Thanks to the greatest group of poets ever!